Long Island Officials To Recommend Changes To Bail Reform Law
Long Island government and law enforcement officials announced a new coalition that will recommend changes to a new, controversial bail reform law in New York.
The new law allows most nonviolent offenders to be released without bail. Supporters say this creates a more fair system, one that doesn’t disproportionately target people who have trouble paying bail.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says the reform was necessary, but the current law goes too far in who it allows to be released without bail.
“It should be common sense to reconsider the litany of crimes that one is eligible for being released, such as selling 5 kilograms of cocaine or a DWI where a child is killed or hate crimes.”
The coalition will release a report by the end of the month.